FaSRU PhD/PostDoc Funding Opportunities

28 Nov 2016 - 11:15

Families and Society Research Unit (FaSRU)

Intergenerational Relations in South Africa:

A study of intergenerational family responsibilities and obligations

PhD/PostDoc Funding Opportunities

The Families and Societies Research Unit http://www.cssr.uct.ac.za/fasru based at the Centre for Social Science Research (CSSR) at the University of Cape Town is seeking applications for PhD and post-doctoral applicants.

Applications are invited for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship or a 3 year PhD opportunity to undertake research on any aspect of intergenerational relationships in South Africa. Successful applicants will develop and carry out innovative research as part of a team headed by Dr. Elena Moore. For further information, please contact Elena Moore (elena.moore@uct.ac.za)

To apply, please submit the following:

  • a motivation letter indicating the proposed area of research;
  • a detailed and up-to-date CV, showing your degrees and component courses of study;
  • an academic transcript;
  • an example of any recent written and/or published work;
  • two letters of reference;
  • certified copies of degrees.Bursaries can be taken up from January 2017. The value of each bursary is in the range R160000-200 000 at the PhD level and R250,000-300,000 for a post-doc position. Additional funds may be made available to cover research and conference expenses where necessary.

Students must be registered for full-time study at the University of Cape Town and MUST apply separately to the university and academic department in which they wish to study.

Closing date for applications:  30 December 2016

Applications should be sent by email to Elena Moore (elena.moore@uct.ac,za).